This is AP News Minute.
President-elect Donald Trump says he may or may not choose ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his Secretary of State. In a tweet, Trump says that no matter what he decides, Tillerson is "a world-class player and deal-maker."
Egypt's official news agency says a blast at Cairo's main Coptic cathedral has killed at least 25 people. The agency said Sunday's blast at St. Mark's Cathedral wounded another 35.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Iraq on Sunday. His visit came as Iraqi security forces have been slowed in their nearly two-month-old offensive against the Islamic State group, which occupied Mosul for more than two years.
Colorful floats made their way down the streets of the West Bank city of Bethlehem during their annual Christmas parade. Several Nativity scenes drifted past the crowd. Santa and his elves were also in the show.
Krysta Fauria, the Associated Press with AP News Minute.